10 Most Popular Summer Recipes, According to Pinterest
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has cancelled a myriad of summer plans, it couldn't cancel cooking in your own kitchen. Our users have spent the summer trying out new recipes and culinary skills and pinning their favorites, from Nutella French Toast Rolls to Smoked Pork Chops. If your recipe rotation has grown a bit stale, browse this collection of our most-pinned recipes from the summer of 2020 to get some fresh inspiration. And make sure you're following MyRecipes on Pinterest for nonstop deliciousness.
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Bars
Although rhubarb has a flavor and crunch similar to celery, the tart, brightly colored stalks are traditionally paired with sweet fruits in pies and other baked goods. These summery and simple crumble bars call for a filling made from fresh strawberries and rhubarb, sandwiched between two layers of a homemade crumb mixture.
How Frosé Became the Drink of the Summer—and How to Make It at Home
The frosé—or frozen rosé—has quickly become one of the most popular summertime drinks, thanks to NYC's Bar Primi, which first tossed some rosé in a slushie machine to see what would happen. You can make your own at home by emptying your favorite bottle of rosé into a freezer-safe container, freezing until it's reached slushie consistency, and then blending (adding just a little ice if needed). To truly replicate the Bar Primi creation, blend with pureed strawberries and a few ounces of Vermouth.
The Best-Ever Crab Cakes
You probably have most of the ingredients on hand for these simple, elegant crab cakes; just make a quick run to the seafood market for fresh lump crabmeat. Toss together a bright, seasonal salad while the crab cakes chill.
Cinnamon-Apple Dutch Baby
For many folks around the country, summer and apple pie go hand in hand. Broaden your apple pie horizons a little this year by trying your hand at a dutch baby, which calls for pouring a homemade batter over oven-baked cinnamon-spiced apple slices. Bake until puffy and golden, then sprinkle with powdered sugar. For an extra-sweet treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir-Fry
Think of mild-flavored, juicy bok choy as an invitation to experiment in the kitchen. It's especially good with earthy mushrooms. Thoroughly drying the bok choy before cooking ensures that you don't end up with a watery sauce.
Nutella French Toast Rolls with Cinnamon Sugar
Lazy summer weekends call for uber-indulgent breakfast dishes, like these Nutella French Toast Rolls. Simply flatten slices of white bread with a rolling pin, slather with Nutella, and roll up before dipping in a milk-and-egg mixture and pan-frying. Roll in cinnamon sugar and serve immediately. Pair with a few slices of artisan bacon for the ultimate weekend treat.
Copycat Taco Bell Cinnamon Twists
Self-quarantine or no, Cinnamon Twists are a summertime must-have. Our take on Taco Bell’s Cinnamon Twists taste just like the real thing, minus the drive-thru experience. They’re super light and crunchy, and the cinnamon-sugar mixture provides the perfect balance of sweetness and spice.
Skinny Colada Sparkler
Put on a little Jimmy Buffett and whip up this easy, skinny cocktail for a little taste of the islands, no matter where you are. Pineapple juice, light rum, and coconut-flavored sparkling water keep you feeling easy-breezy without all the extra calories of a traditional piña colada.
Smoked Pork Chops
You don’t have to be an expert smoker to make tender, expertly seasoned smoked pork chops. Our recipe works for beginners and pros. The seasoning mixture and overnight sitting will make the best crust possible, which will make the smoking process go smoothly. Have your butcher cut your chops to the size needed for this recipe—weight and thickness are super important here. Serve with red wine, roasted veggies, salad, and cold beer.
Grilled Pesto Pizza with Chicken, Mozzarella, and Ricotta
Just because you can't go out to eat doesn't mean you have to miss out on your favorite restaurant dishes, including freshly grilled pizza. Step away from the frozen DiGiorno and try your hand at this homemade pizza recipe, which calls for refrigerated pizza dough topped with mushrooms, shredded rotisserie chicken, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, pesto, plum tomatoes, and basil.